2012 Proof Gold Eagles, Chaco Culture Quarter 3-Coin Set Sales Debut

by Coin Collecting News on April 26, 2012

2012 Proof American Gold Eagle

2012 Proof American Gold Eagle

2012 Proof Gold Eagles and Chaco Culture Quarter Three-Coin Sets debuted, but the .999 fine proof Silver Eagles were the star of the latest United States Mint sales stats once again. In the week following the proof Silver Eagles opener, collectors ordered another 29,117 despite the fact that six new 2012 products launched. As of Monday, the U.S. Mint has sold 328,656 Proof Silver Eagles.

Number two on the sales chart was the Chaco Culture Quarter Three-Coin Set. Its sales began Tuesday, April 17, and the total hit 10,666 by Monday. The numbers revealed a slightly weaker start than the previous issue that honored El Yunque National Forest, which was 11,391, but it was a stronger beginning than several other three-coin set openers.

As mentioned, also newly released were the 2012 Proof American Gold Eagles. Their opening sales figures struggled as well. The 22-karat collector coins likely experienced difficulties because their initial prices were the highest in history. Debut sales of the four individual coins and the four-coin set were weaker than the 2011 and 2010-dated openers, reported four days following their release. The following grid highlights the differences.

American Gold Eagle Proof Coins, Sets, Debut Sales

  2012 Sales 2011 Sales 2010 Sales
One ounce 1,757 7,249 13,980
One-half ounce 449 1,159 2,173
One-quarter ounce 433 1,313 2,780
One-tenth ounce 1,394 3,680 6,945
Four-coin set 1,084 3,988 7,147

 

Demand for one-ounce Proof Gold Eagles was high enough to put it in fifth place among the top U.S. Mint sellers. The third and fourth positions went to the Arthur dollars. They were almost neck in neck, with the Philadelphia 25-coin roll set advancing by 2,592 and his Denver 25-coin roll set gaining 2,333 more orders.

All available sales on U.S. Mint numismatic coin products are below. The first three columns of the table provide weekly United States Mint sales increases between the listed time periods, offering a sense of recent trends. The final column provides the latest United States Mint sales totals as of Monday, April 23, 2012.

Bullion coin tables are found toward the bottom, with the most recent sales as of Wednesday, April 25, except for the five ounce bullion coins. According to the U.S. Mint, their numbers were last updated on April 9, 2012. (NLA = No Longer Available.) Check out the US coins section of the site for more information on the products.

Table of Sales for U.S. Mint Numismatic Coin Products

Unit
Change
Unit
Change
Unit
Change
Latest
Sales
4/3 – 4/9 4/10 – 4/16 4/17 – 4/23
2012 STAR-SPANGLED BANNER COINS
$5 Gold Proof 206 82 59 4,517
$5 Gold Uncirculated 201 21 32 3,391
$1 Silver Proof 4,834 2,046 1,327 82,996
$1 Silver Uncirculated 1,853 758 431 31,857
Proof Two-Coin Set 299 164 125 8,389
2012 INFANTRY SOLDIER SILVER DOLLARS
Proof Silver Dollar 1,149 1,072 866 89,213
Uncirculated Silver Dollar 288 391 253 38,310
Defenders of Freedom Set 424 344 59 46,158
AMERICAN EAGLES
2012 Proof Silver Eagles   299,539 29,117 328,656
2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagles 1,483 1,624 1,248 285,045
2011 American Eagle Platinum Proof 29 26 37 14,077
2012 AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE PROOF COINS
One ounce     1,757 1,757
One-half ounce     449 449
One-quarter ounce     433 433
One-tenth ounce     1,394 1,394
Four-Set     1,084 1,084
2011 AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE PROOF COINS
One ounce NLA NLA NLA 30,000
One-half ounce NLA NLA NLA 8,066
One-quarter ounce NLA NLA NLA 10,381
One-tenth ounce 196 74 NLA 24,000
Four-Set 26 24 62 18,077
SEPTEMBER 11 NATIONAL MEDALS
West Point 266 78 173 98,348
Philadelphia 83 85 85 63,866
AMERICAN BUFFALO
2012 American Buffalo Gold Proof 754 1,026 387 9,356
2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof 44 47 57 26,240
FIRST SPOUSE GOLD COINS
Eliza Johnson Proof (2011) 13 5 3 3,845
Eliza Johnson Uncirculated (2011) 6 5 4 2,872
Julia Grant Proof (2011) NLA NLA NLA 3,969
Julia Grant Uncirculated (2011) 8 9 8 2,612
Lucy Hayes Proof (2011) 14 15 3 3,156
Lucy Hayes Uncirculated (2011) 10 9 1 2,029
Lucretia Garfield Proof (2011) 15 16 0 2,662
Lucretia Garfield Uncirculated (2011) 9 22 4 1,684
U.S. Mint PROOF SETS
2012 Birth Set 857 872 746 10,790
2012 America The Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ 1,473 2,705 1,516 83,518
2012 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 1,440 3,114 1,616 102,971
2011 America The Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ 235 236 252 141,444
2011 America The Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ 242 227 221 146,630
2011 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™ 315 567 348 288,208
2011 United States Mint Silver Proof Set™ 565 771 622 558,608
2011 Proof Set 615 1,653 733 1,074,468
U.S. Mint UNCIRCULATED SETS
2011 United States Mint Uncirculated Set® 360 490 477 521,252
2011 Presidential Uncirculated Dollar Set™ 190 179 144 65,082
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 5 OZ SILVER UNCIRCULATED COINS
Hot Springs National Park NLA NLA NLA 27,000
Yellowstone National Park NLA NLA NLA 27,000
Yosemite National Park NLA NLA NLA 27,000
Grand Canyon National Park NLA NLA NLA 26,019
Mount Hood National Forest NLA NLA NLA 26,928
Gettysburg National Military Park 146 142 126 21,323
Glacier National Park 89 136 85 17,976
Olympic National Park 101 112 94 15,615
Vicksburg National Military Park 148 157 137 15,581
Chickasaw National Recreation Area 189 239 186 13,695
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set 70 133 67 32,611
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set 64 58 90 33,858
2011 America the Beautiful Quarters “Circulated” Set 184 169 162 18,550
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters “Circulated” Set 83 106 76 26,199
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 3-COIN SET
Chaco Culture Quarters     10,666 10,666
El Yunque Quarters 274 168 228 15,279
Chickasaw Quarters 53 42 51 13,170
Vicksburg Quarters 37 24 44 14,899
Olympic Quarters 35 22 30 14,767
Glacier Quarters 38 19 35 15,785
Gettysburg Quarters 45 24 43 18,476
Mount Hood Quarters 37 17 36 15,559
Grand Canyon Quarters 31 13 52 17,988
Yosemite Quarters 21 12 43 18,396
Yellowstone Quarters 29 19 37 20,807
Hot Springs Quarters 23 14 28 20,367
CHACO CULTURE QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 2,332 219 108 2,659
100-coin bag (D) 2,288 210 107 2,605
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 16,338 1,372 708 18,418
EL YUNQUE QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 86 47 40 3,306
100-coin bag (D) 82 38 39 3,154
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 406 353 217 21,055
CHICKASAW QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 8 5 5 2,930
100-coin bag (D) 9 3 5 2,840
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 105 73 65 23,136
VICKSBURG QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 2 5 4 3,172
100-coin bag (D) 5 4 7 3,086
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 61 49 43 25,388
OLYMPIC QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 7 6 3 3,526
100-coin bag (D) 9 6 3 3,424
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 49 46 38 26,356
GLACIER QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) 7 2 NLA 3,743
100-coin bag (D) 4 1 NLA 3,897
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) 16 17 NLA 28,134
GETTYSBURG QUARTER QUARTER BAGS & ROLLS
100-coin bag (P) NLA NLA NLA 4,787
100-coin bag (D) NLA NLA NLA 4,609
Two-Roll Set (80 coin) (P&D) NLA NLA NLA 33,136
2011 ANDREW JOHNSON $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 7 NLA NLA 32,312
25-coin roll set (D) 12 NLA NLA 30,751
2011 ULYSSES S. GRANT $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 78 63 53 30,855
25-coin roll set (D) 80 53 52 29,618
2011 RUTHERFORD B. HAYES $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 78 66 55 27,907
25-coin roll set (D) 92 60 63 26,799
2011 JAMES GARFIELD $1 COIN ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 85 147 121 26,479
25-coin roll set (D) 143 117 106 25,169
2012 CHESTER ARTHUR $1 COIN
25-coin roll set (P) 31,533 5,003 2,592 39,128
25-coin roll set (D) 29,291 4,631 2,333 36,255
250-coin box (P) 1,254 8,665 341 10,260
250-coin box (D) 1,216 3,300 402 4,918
500-coin box (P) 721 93 59 873
500-coin box (D) 736 90 64 890
PRESIDENTIAL $1 COIN & FIRST SPOUSE MEDAL SETS™
Abigail Fillmore 5 9 7 10,027
Jane Pierce 6 6 10 7,894
Buchanan’s Liberty 12 8 5 7,606
Mary Lincoln 33 26 27 14,595
Eliza Johnson 18 15 8 6,059
Julia Grant 22 13 11 6,202
Lucy Hayes 27 15 13 4,913
Lucretia Garfield 45 51 40 4,121
2011 KENNEDY HALF-DOLLAR BAGS & ROLLS
200-coin bag (P&D) NLA NLA NLA 9,455
2-roll set (P&D) 123 128 203 26,997
2011 NATIVE AMERICAN GOLDEN DOLLAR ROLLS
25-coin roll set (P) 124 121 85 23,262
25-coin roll set (D) 56 87 71 22,810
PRESIDENTIAL $1 COIN COVERS
William Henry Harrison 13 20 12 30,072
John Tyler 11 20 8 26,781
James K. Polk 8 20 12 25,028
Zachary Taylor 7 24 8 23,985
Millard Fillmore 11 22 5 22,827
Franklin Pierce 10 24 4 21,221
James Buchanan 10 26 7 19,956
Abraham Lincoln 45 61 45 33,518
Andrew Johnson 24 36 13 18,313
Ulysses S. Grant 31 47 16 18,363
Rutherford B. Hayes 27 53 27 16,293
James Garfield 46 105 61 15,122
Chester Arthur   13,562 429 13,991
LINCOLN TWO-ROLL SETS
2010 Shield Cent 130 113 124 181,704
U.S. Mint SALES: 2012 BULLION COINS*
March April YTD 2012
American Silver Eagles 2,542,000 1,280,000 11,419,000
American Eagle Gold 1 oz 57,500 16,000 178,000
American Eagle Gold 1/2 oz 2,000 0 51,000
American Eagle Gold 1/4 oz 0 2,000 42,000
American Eagle Gold 1/10 oz 40,000 5,000 135,000
American Buffalo Gold 1 oz 26,000 9,000 55,500

*Includes 2011-dated coins.

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 5 OZ SILVER BULLION COINS
Gettysburg 126,700
Glacier 126,700
Olympic 85,100
Vicksburg 38,300
Chickasaw 28,900

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